Cheetah hunt! FoNNaP Field trip to Athi Kapiti Ranches

Dear Friends of Nairobi National Park

Our next members meeting on Saturday 26th March will be a field trip to the Athi Kapiti ranches to look for cheetah! For those of you who don’t know the area, this is home to 24 wild cheetah just kilometers out of Nairobi. We expect a tour full of surprises.


cheetah kenya

They can run but they can't hide....

The tour will introduce you to the newly formed Athi Kapiti Conservancy which aims to secure land and wildlife adjacent to Nairobi National Park. This FoNNaP trip is a sneak preview of what is underway in this vast wildlife filled landscape. We will meet at Small World Country club on the Mombasa Highway just after Athi River. From there take a game drive through Game Ranching Ltd and possibly other ranches.

To confirm your attendance, please email Irina on

Experts will be on hand including Sandy Simpson, founding member of the Athi Kapiti Conservancy, and raptor specialist Simon Thomsett, the Athi Kapiti conservancy manager who has lived in the area for the last 40 years. Read his super raptor blog here.

raptor expert in Kenya

Simon and Duchess

Date: Saturday 26th March 2011
Time: 9 am
Meeting point: Small World Country Club (Msa Highway just after Athi River (see map below – you can scroll it with your mouse to help)
Fees: Ksh 1000 for members, 2000 for non members. Children below 12 go free.

RSVP To confirm your attendance, please email Irina on


Binoculars,camera, 4×4, all your friends and family, humour, ideas and your own picnic.

Though we are close to Nairobi, we hope that you will take the advantage of camping with us in the bush this will coast, cost, an  additional fee of 500 to the conservancy*.  A special camp site will be assigned to the FoNNaP group and please note that you must be completely self contained including tent).

To confirm your attendance, email Irina on

* (Thanks BigBoss for seeing the typo, yes am probably dreaming of Mombasa).


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